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TheMajorTechie


Why decide? Why not both?

Sep
22nd
2017

Daily Blog #59 · 3:38am Yesterday

That moment when childhood finally catches up with you...


Random Fact: Even though there's hardly anything that currently uses the full bandwidth of PCIe as of yet, PCIe 4.0 is already rolling out, and 5.0 is in the works, both of them greatly increasing the bandwidth. Again.


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Sep
21st
2017

Daily Blog #58 · 2:15am Last Thursday

Sep
20th
2017

Hey, remember Wielder of the Orb? · 4:42am Last Wednesday

Before I turned it into a not-so-well-thought-out fanfic, it was my first ever original story.

Want to see the earliest draft? No? Too bad, here it is in it's full, script-formatted, cringey glory! :trollestia:

I didn't ever finish the thing anyways, so... yeah.

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Sep
20th
2017

Daily Blog #57 · 2:56am Last Wednesday

Tell your friends about your birthday party when you have a bit more privacy, or else the entire class will want to go.


Random Fact: Linux was once called "cancer" by Steve Ballmer, a former Microsoft CEO. Fast forward now, and you can now run Linux on Windows using an app produced in conjunction by Canonical and Microsoft. Canonical develops Ubuntu, which is by far one of the most popular and well-known Linux distros.


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Sep
19th
2017

Daily Blog #56 · 12:07am Last Tuesday

I swear, Oracle, if you label another release of Java as "i586" and instead give me an i686 binary, I'm gonna be very, very annoyed.


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Sep
18th
2017

Daily Blog #55 · 4:08am Last Monday

Quick, someone give me a small loan of $230!


Random Fact: Java SE 6 U0, AKA Java/JRE 1.6.0, is apparently one of the last versions of Java to actually live up to its name as "i586-compliant", according to the installer names. There's the x64 version, and the i586 version. Every version of the i586 build I've tried past the original SE6 crashes upon launching a jarfile complaining about CMOV, which is an i686 instruction.


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Sep
18th
2017

I nearly got Minecraft running on my first ever PC. · 12:24am Last Monday

Specs:
AOpen AP53-1 mobo, Baby-AT form factor, using a BIOS from a later revision for K6 support.
AMD K6/233 underclocked to 166mhz due to motherboard limitations
160mb of EDO 72-pin SIMM ram
ATI Rage XL gpu, ~8mb VRAM (I think), supports up to OpenGL 1.4 depending on which driver is used
8gb SD card used in an SD-to-IDE adapter as main boot drive.

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Sep
17th
2017

Daily Blog #54 · 2:12am Last Sunday

Hoo boy, it's one of those weekends.


Random Fact: Windows XP was the last version of Windows to support running without ACPI support, and was also the last version to (unofficially) run on the i486 platform, using the Pentium Overdrive chip for i586 capabilities.


Thoughts & Opinions~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Sep
16th
2017

Daily Blog #53 · 3:19am September 16th

As per usual, my weekend is much busier than my weekdays.


Random Fact: So apparently a Frisbee spinning at high RPMs will quickly and easily cut your finger if you catch it at an angle in which it perfectly digs under your fingernail. Don't worry. The bleeding stopped already.


Probably no updates or anything today. Sorry. :P

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Sep
15th
2017

This is pretty much exactly what I've been looking for. · 4:17am September 15th

Dual-voltage socket adapter? Check. Multiplier bypass? Check. K6-2 support? Check.

Evergreen Spectra 400Mhz

Too bad I can't afford it.

I should set up a patreon. Should I set up a patreon? I'm not sure if my mom would let me set up a patreon...